Festive cheese & wine event with Patrick McGuigan & Bolney Wine Estate – FUNDRAISER, TWO SPACES RELEASED

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  Friday 6 Dec 2019

  7:00 pm  - 9:00 pm

Learn new ways with the classic Christmas pairing in this cheese and wine workshop – led by top food writer Patrick McGuigan and Helen Chesshire of the Bolney Wine Estate. We can’t wait to welcome this fun duo back to the Kitchen after their fab sold-out cheese event in June.

In this hands-on class, Patrick will show you the trick behind a gorgeous and gooey truffled Camembert, and you will create a festive cranberry and hazelnut dukka to accompany a delicious baked Vacherin. You will taste some of Patrick’s favourite festive cheeses, going beyond the traditional stilton, and learn how to transform hot mince pies with a cheesy addition.

You will taste five cheeses in total, and alongside Helen will offer some award-winning boozy tastings as she reveals how you can complement your creations with the best in English wines and spirits.

This is great seasonal prep for impressing your guests this Christmas – or maybe just for readying yourself for a little indulgence by the fireside this holiday.

Patrick McGuigan is a Brighton-based food journalist, who writes for The Telegraph and runs the London Cheese Project Festival. He is also the co-founder of Brighton’s OctoberBest restaurant festival.

Bolney Wine Estate: Three generations of the family are now involved in this local wine company, located on the edge of the South Downs, across five separate vineyard sites.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • five cheeses to taste, including three cooked dishes
  • five matching drinks
  • all recipes from the class.

Dietary information: This menu for this class is vegetarian but please note that the cheeses may be made with raw milk and contain animal rennet. For any other allergies or dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss before booking.

Booking instructions

Tickets for this event are £39.99 per person including all food and accompanying drinks. Please note that only one gift voucher or discount code can be used per purchase, click ‘enter promo code’ to submit these details. If you need assistance please contact us.

Funds raised from this class will support us to run our next ‘Cooking on a Budget’ course for people on low incomes and benefits – one of our most popular and valued community courses. Patrick and Helen have generously donated their time for the class.

This event is now SOLD OUT – however you may wish to add yourself to the waiting list below as last minute cancellations can release places. Sign-up to our email list to be the first to hear about new dates for classes. 

Refund policy:

We offer a full refund if you change or cancel your place up to 14 days before your class. If you cancel between seven and 14 days before your class, we offer a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds when a place is cancelled less than seven days before the class is due to take place. Please note Eventbrite now has a policy of keeping the Eventbrite fees associated with a booking (roughly 6.5% of the total cost) even when a refund is made.

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The Community Kitchen
Queens Road

Festive cheese & wine event with Patrick McGuigan & Bolney Wine Estate – FUNDRAISER, TWO SPACES RELEASED

The Community Kitchen, Queens Road, Brighton, UK

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